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BLOODHOUNDS ON THE ANT'8 TRACK. KISCRE- $ ioo Rward for Would-be Murderer' Capture Mr. Nevlns Resting Easier at 3:20 O'Clock. Constable Edward Nevins, of Firje-ville, was shot and, it is feared, mortallj wounded Saturday after noon at 2 o'clock. Ell Marshall, a notoriously bad negro, did the hooting. Officer Kevins has been on the lookout for Marshall for several days and Saturday he heard that he was in the neighborhood, and went imme diately after him. They met in an isolated place about two miles from Pineville. Nevins was on horseback and Marshall was walking. Nevins called for Marshall to halt, when he immediately drew pistol and fired. The ball entered Kevins' left breast just above the heart and lodged in the lung. As goon us the shot was fired Kevins fell from hi3 horse and Marshall fled to the woods. Some one pafesing at the time took Kevins up and carried him to his home in Piniville. Medical aid was at once summoned. Drs. Wilder and Strong of Charlotte, aud Dr. Will lteid, of Pineville, went at once to the wounded mail's bedside. They have Veen in constant attendance since, and this morning they espreeetd little hope of Mr. Kevins' recovery. Marshall is wanted for breaking into Squire W. O liailes' house last December and stealing an overcoit and some Hour. He is a desperate negro and at one time was on the chain gang It is said that he h is everal aliueses, having gone by the name of Taylor in Sharon township. He ia a tall nr ito, about C feet 2 inches, and very lA-.ick. lle'u about 21 yean old and his hair grows very low on his forehead. When last Been he had on a blue suit of clothes and red topped boots. A number of eearcning parties are scouring the country for him and if possible he will be apprehended. LATER KEI'OKT. A Mepkone inp-pasre to the News from Pineville at3:S 'o'c'o k Mom' ay afternoon says that Constable Kc-v in'e condition is somewhat improved. His pulse is much stronger and his general condition is more favorable than it was this morning. Ihe mes sage also states that they think they have the negro Marshall located in ,a piece of woods about two utiles west of Griffiths. A posse starttd from Pineville at 3 o'clock, and also one from Charlotte to that point. The blood hounds at the stockade have also been carried to that place. A reward of 50 has been offered by the firm of Hodman, Heath and Nivens, and a like sum by the citi zens of Pineville for the capture of Marshall. A party of polic1 officers was made up under the direction of tle chief of police at four o'clock Mo -day afternoon to go in search of the fugitive. They will go in the direc tion of Ebeneaer church, where he; is eaid to be in hiding. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS Jno. R. Pharr and J. D. Mc Call seem to have no opposition for chool commissioners in VTard 4. J. T. Withers, of the cotton platform, ia the latest addition to tha army of bicycle riders in Char lotte. J. Howard Cresham leaves next week for Mt. Airy, Ga., where he will make his home during the spring and coming summer. Concord wants General fiosser to carry his projectoncope to that place, and give an exhibition for the benefit of the Cabarrus veterans. Rt. Edward Mack, formerly pajtor of tha Firat Presbyterian hffrch here, has baen called to Norfolk to succeed Dr. Howwton. Aaaistan' district Attorney Cov lnf tdb, of Monroe, passed through Charlotte this morning en route to Omnsboro to attend Federal court. At a meeting of the Charlotte Medical Society Jat night, papers were read by Dr. Annie Alexander and Dr. E. M. Brevard. Hereafter meetings will be held regularly once a month. The Pepulists had a meeting lateral dajs ago and dethroned law jar VY. R Henry an chairman of the county executive committee. Mr. Nick Clbbons was appointed to fill the vacancy. Mrs. Baxter Moore has chased the residence of Mnj. pur Geo. The Jttutxler on West Tenth street, consideration was '5,?00 Butaler will move to Dilworth. Maj. The new furnishings for the Charlotte Kational Bink have been placed in position and are quite handsome The iloor is covered wit h tiling which adds additional beauty to the banking house. At to tha RBltrtl D. The registration books in the may oralty election of '95 will b; used In the coming election. Those that did not voU in that election will be required to register. This will be information for a number of citizens, who seem to be in doubt regarding the coming elec tion. Chaaf la tha Road Fore. It is und rstood that Mr, Dave Moore, superintendent of the con tact camp on Sugar Creek, has re signed; and it is eaid that Mr. W. D. Beattie, who was several years su perintendent of the chain" gang un the Democratic control, will be sleeted, to succeed him. Death of an Infest. Willie, the five jreek's oM infant of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Yandle, died Tuesday morning at o'clock, and was buried at Sardis this morning. Bev. J. W. Stagg held service at the residence this morn-ing. Ml WEBDmSTOS THE NOMINEE. 1002 Votes Cast in the Primaries Comparison With Former Prima ries. The Democratic primaries held Monday and that night were well attended. The polls closed at nine o'clock that night. The vote by wards is as follows: Ward 1 308 Ward 2 144 Ward 3 204 Ward 4 ....346 Total 1,002 At the election last Kovember the total Democratic vote was in lound numbers 1,700 for the county ticket, that being a majority of 500 over all. There beinsr 1.700 Democratic votes cast in the city at the lust elec tion, confciderablv more tban a ma- 7 w jority of the total Democratic vote was cast m the primaries Monday. There was no opposition to Mr. Weddington, and no votes cast in the primaries except for him, he being unanimously nominated. A comparison with former Demo cratic primaries may be of interest. April C, 1891 the vote was: Bre vard, 682; WTeddicgton,. 461, Dr. Brevard's majority being 221. In 1893 Dr. Brevard had no op position in the primaries, just as Mr. Weddington had no opposition in the primaries yeaterdiy, and the follow ing vote was polled: Ward 1, 110; ward 2, 80; ward 3, 109; ward 4, 107; total, 386. In 1895, March 28th, the follow ing vote was cast: Ward 1, Wed dington V?88, Brevard 287; waad 2, Brevard 202, Weddington 145; ward 3, Brevard 200, Weddiugton 172; ward 4. Weddington 260, Brevard 1C9; the total vote being Wedding toe, 865; Brevard, 858; Wedding ton's majority being seven. The total vote cast, in these primari a was 1,723, more than the entire Demo cratic vote of lat year. THE SESSION ENDED. A. R. P. Presbytery Adjourns. Two Theological Students Licensed. The A. II. P. Presbytery that has been in session at Huntersville since Sunday closed Tuesday. Fifty-six delegates were in attendance, sixty delegates being the maximum; there were 27 ministers present The Presbytery by a cordial resolution thanked the citizer.s for their hos pitable entertainment and the rail roads for courtesies extended. Kev A. B. Grier, of Yorkville, S. C, is the moderator elect, and the Presbytery holds its next meeting at Hickory Grove, S. C. liev. W. B. Lindsay, of Chester, S. C. and Rev. D. P. Keal,of Walk up vi He, K. C , preached their trial sermons Tuesday. That night special services were held, aud Mtssrs. J. L Oates and D. P. Keal, theological students, were given license to preach, Rev. J. C. Gallo way, of Gastonia, conducting the services. Tuesday morning the Presbytery celebrated the 250th anniversary of the Westminister Assembly which promulgated the Confession cf Faith. Kev. J. A. White, of Black s' tocks, S. C, Kev. R. M. Stevenson, of Bethany, and Kev. J. S. Moflitt, of Chester, delivered addresses. The meeting of the Presbytery was very successful. STATE DENTAL SOCIETY. Toneet Mere May iath, 13th. and 14th Invitations Issued. The searetary Dr. C. W. Banner has usujad invitations to the tAauty third anna! meeting of the North Carolina IJtale Dental Society, to k held in this city May 13th, 13th and 14ih, 1S97. The State Board of Dental Exam iners will meet on Tuesday mormug, the 11th, preceding, at the same place for the examination of all ap plieauts for license to practise den tistry in this State. The contention will ba h.ld in the city hall. Tha officers are: J E Wyche, Greensboro, president; C A Bland, Charlotte, 1st vies presidant; J U Osborne, Shelby, 2nd vice president; J W Hunter, Sa'em, treasurer; C W Banner, Mount Airy, Secretary MR CHARLES T- BROWN DEAD. A Well Known Citizen of Sharon Bur ied Today. Mr. Charles Taylor Brown, of Sharon township, died Sunday at one o'clock, of Bright's disease. He had recently removed from his place near Sharon church, to Mr. U.K. Keid's place, of which he had charge of this year. e He has been very ill for two weeks, and his death was not unexpected. Before he died he was stricken with total blindness. Mr. Brown married Miss Alexau der several years ago, and his widow survives him. The funeral was conducted Mon day from Sharon church at one o'clock.Uev.Mr. Morrison conducting the services. Sir. Mni Sttll Improving. The Kews learns this morning that the condition of Mr. Edward Kivens of Pineville ia much im proved His general condition is much better and if there is no ma terial change for the worse in a few days he will get well. Information has been received that the negro Marshall is in hiding near Laar-isr. A crowd of Pineville people have gone there and scouring the woods. are Among Our Neighbor. The contract for the new Metho dist church at Rock Hill h ! lot to Capt. A. D. Holler. Fred i Emerson Brooks poet-hnmorist, ! will deliver one of his celebrated lectures at Winthrop College Friday iiiut, .apm 10m Statesville has a class in phrenol ogy numbering 45. 6Ch? (SUiariotie ertlocraL, (Sharlotlc, KEW COTTON K1LIS F03 'S7. Horeiti the South Tfcan in All Other Sections Combined. The Textile World and Industrial fit-cord, of Boston, gives the follow ing list of textile mills for 1897: Else South N. E. where Total Cotton Woolen Knitting Sdk Miscellaneous 43 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 1 47 i 17 5 3 56 7 13 79 "By the above it will be seen that there is a prospective activity in the erection of cotton and knitting mills in the South during the current year. Kew England has planned for but three cotton vmil Is, and these are to be located in Fall River for the manufacture of fine goods " .We think the above figures as to projected mills in the South refer only to mills that will surely be built, savs the Southern Field. Our list of projected mills on the Southern Railway alone is larger than the above. During 1896 the spindle growth in the South has been 424,0-15, being nearly two-thirds of the entire in crease of cotton mills capacity all over the United State3 The num ber of new cotton mills erected in the South during 1896 was 46 and in all the rest of the United States ouly 8 Koith Carolina heads the list with 20 new mills, nearly all on line of the Southern Railway. The Southern list, according to the Field, is as follows: Mills Spindles Looms North Carolina 20 142,094 2,333 South Carolina 10 105,000 1,700 Georgia 6 59,000 1,110 Alabama 6 48,700 738 Mississippi 2 16,241 512 Texas 1 5,750 140 Virginia 1 5,260 150 REV. MARTIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. How Did He Come to Drift Into the Wicked World of Politics? The Washington Post says: "The autobiography in the Congressional Directory of Representative Martin, of North Carolina, is a somewhat remarkable one. To begin with, Mr. Martin does not give either the date or place of hi3 birth, but this is certainly not because he is ashamed of his ancestry, for he announces at the outset that he is the great grand son of Nathaniel Macon, who served in the congress of the United States in both houses for fifty seven years. Mr Martin leaves it-tobe implitd that the qualities of this distin guished statesman cf two or three generations ago have been handed down to posterity and are in part responsible for his own appearance in the house of representatives at the present time. Mr. Martin first studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1875, but after three years of association with this class of people, he says, "he embraced the Christian religion and felt impressed topieach the Gospel." Just how he came to forsake the pulpit and drift into Ihe wicked world of politics he does not state, but there is, -no doubt m the minds of those who have heard him on the stump in his native habitat that it was done in the hope of bringing about that condition of affairs which ex-Senator Ingalls eo aptly described as 'an iridescent dream.' " RIGHT HAND AMPUTATED. Andrew Davis, Col., an Employee of the Charlotte Oil and Fertilizer Works, Loses a Hand. A serious accident occurred at the Charlotte Oil and Fertilizer Works Widne;day. Andrew Davis, one of the tmployees, was at work at one of the batting machines. Iu an unguurded moment he put his righjt hand too near the teeth of the machine and it w,.s drawn in, grind ing it to pulp. I'uvis was sent to the city at once and medical aid was summoned. After examination, am putation was found necessary. The physicians amputated the member at the wrist j iint Davis phad for his hand, but it, was so badly lacer ated that there was no hope of saving it. He stood the operation well, and was afterwards sent to his home near the mill. HEADED FOR SOUTH CAROLINA. EH Marshall Stopped a Night in Upper Providence. A gentleman from Providence township who was here Wednesday gave some definite information regarding the whereatout3 of Ell Marshall, the negro who shot Officer Kevins. He says Marshall spent Monday night at" the house of John Dixon (colored) on Mr. William Down's place, in Upper Providence; and early yesterday morning left, going South in the direction of Lan caster The first descriptions given of Marshall were erroneous. He is said to be over over six feet high, and to weigh nearly two hundred pounds. in Up-to-date House. Messrs Moore & Kyle, who bought out G. S. Read & Co., have completed stock taking and are ready for business. They have straightened cut Mr. Read's" stock, and have ordered a lot of new goods. Having had much experience in this line of business, and being progres sive and up to-date men, they prom ise to give Charlotte a Crockery and House Furnishing establishment that is in every way worthy of this city. From the Paeiflo Coast. Mr. John E. Duls, of Seattle, Washington, is here on a visit to relatives. He is a former resident of Charlotte and is warmly welcomed by his friends. He is accompanied by his friend, Mr. Turner, who ia connected witlithe .Smithsonian Institute. ROADS CHANGE HAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TURN THEM OVER 10 THE NEW BOARD. John O. Al xander Elected Chairman Judges and Registrars Appointed by the Commissioners Today. Mr. John O. Alexander and Mr. R. E. McDonald, the members of the ; new Convict and Road Commission, met Monttay morning and organized j byrelectingJMr. Alexander chairman. Mr. Charles Ko bin son, it is under stood, declines to serve. The following communication was cent to the Board of County Commis sioners by the Convict and Road Commission: Charlotte, N. C, April 5th, '97. To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Mecklenburg county, Korth Carolina: "Having been appointed convict and road commissioners for Meck lenburg county by the act of the egi6lature March 9th, 1897, we write this to inform you that we have this day met and organized, and hereby make demand on you for the possession of the convicts, and all the county property which we are entitled to under the law aforesaid. "Coxvict and Road Commission. Per JohuO Alexander Chairman." Upon receipt of this the Commis sioners passed the following order: "The Convict and Road Commis sion of Mecklenburg county created by act of Assembly of Korth Caro lina having made a written demand upon this Board for a delivery of the convicts, property and appliances now being used to work the public roads for said county: '"It is therefore ordered by the Board that all the convics, property and appliances now ustd by this Board 111 working the public roads for said county be, and the same are hereby tendered to the said Convict and Road Commission, and all the agents and officers of this board now in charge of said convicts, property and appliances are liereby authorized and directed to surrender up and deliver to said commission the afore said convicts, property and appli ances, and to permit said commission to take immediate possession of the same w.thout let or hindrance. It is further ordered that a copy of this order be served upon each of the officers or agents of this Board in charge of the convicts, etc., afore said." JUDGES AND REGISTRARS. The following judges of election and registrars were appointed: Charlotte-: 1st ward, T. L. Ritch, registrar; John B. Ross, J. Lundy, C. L. Hunter, judges. 2nd ward, W. t. Dowd, registrar; J. C. Long, J. E Oates, J. F. Robertson, judges. 3rd ward, George J. Williams, reg istrar: Thomas Stewart, Frank Ho rah, John W. Todd, judges. 4th ward, S. W. Davis, registrai; John B Harty, J. Harvey Henderson, D. P. Hutchinson, judges. Piutville: T. J. Smith, registrar; W G. Johnston, J. A. Younts, Os wald Alexander, W. W. Morrow, judges. Matthews: T. J. Renfrow, regis trar; H. V. Massey, Archie John ston, J. A. Stevens, Joe Barrett, judges Huntersville: J. B. Nicholson, registrar; H. A Hunter, J. T. May- berry, J. L. Choat and H. A. Gray, judges. The beard does not appoint judges tor Davidson, that having a special provision in its charter pro viding for local appointment. FOR THE BENEFIT OF VETERANS. Entertainment to be Given In Their Interest. Squire S II. Hilton is in receipt of a letter from General T. Li. Ros ser, of Charlottesville, v a , stating that he was going at once to New York for the purpose of making ar rangements with tho Edison people for one at their projectoscopes. This machine will give thrilling pictures of all noted battles end also drilling both cavalry and inf antrv. Gen uosser says mat ne win open up m Cnarlotte on April 19, 20, and 21 The entertainment is for the benefit of Mecklenburg Camp Coufederate Veterans and will be held in the city nail, the city authorities having do nated the hall free of charge. A meeting of the Confederate Veterans is to be called for next Saturday at noon, when all arrange ments will be made for Gen. Rosser's coming. List Takers Appoiuted. The board of county commission ers has appointed the following list takers: Charlotte, R A Torrance and H C Severs; Berrybill, B T Price; Steel Creek, S W Reid; Sharon, R B Hunter; Providence, W M Ard rev; Clear-Creek, C P Mungo; Crab Orchard, C W Hodges; Mallard Creek, W D Alexander; Dewese, W P Sloan; Leniley'e, H C Hubbard; Long Creek, W D Harry; Paw Creek, M A Alexander; Morning Star, W F Stevens; Pineville, WT A Smith; Hun tersville, J L Choat. Death of a Good Woman. Mrs. Sallie Fincher, an old resi dent of Charlotte and an esteemed lady, died at her home on North Davidson street Thursday afttrnoon, shortly after 5 o'clock. Mrs. Finch er had been a great sufferer for a number of years. For several days her life Lad been despaired of and death was not unexpected. She was a consistent member of Tryon street Baptist church, and the funeral took place from that church Friday after noon at 3 o'clock. The deacons of the church acted as pall-fcearers. Ind Near Pineville Sold. The property involved in the suit of Miller vs. Beulah Younts was sold at auction by Commissioner Heriot Clarkson Saturday. The property is near Pineville B. A, Younta bid in both Iota of land, one of 78 J son f $800 on of 43 4-5 acres at 510. GAINS. "' Carter Harrison Mayor of Chicago. Republican Maioritles Reversed. State and city election, were held ! ; in finhiaflTi d ' this week in .Michigan and ci y elections in Ohio and elsewhere. The Republican State ticket, was success ful in Michigan by about 20,000 plurality. Detroit elected a Demo cratic mayor. In most of the Ohio cities Democratic gains were shown. The Republican municipal ticket was defeated in Cincinnati. In Michigan the free silver senti ment was shown in several of the cities more strongly than in the No vember election. This appears to have been especially true in the southern tier of counties. In a few cases on the votes for city efficers Republican majorities of last fall were turned into fusion victories. As usual, the results as to local of ficers is considerably split up politi cally Gustav Tafel. Democrat, was elacfed mayor of Cincinnati over Levi C. Goodale by 7,320 plurality. The eity gave McKinley 20,000 majority last year. An Ohio dispatch says: "Al though lecal issues controlled most of the municipal elections ttday, ytc the general results thr nghout Ohio show Democratic rains along th lake shore, the river counties, and in the interior counties. This gives the Democrats control of most of the machinery for the election next No vember of State officers and members of the Legislature. Gov. Bushnell will stand for a second term. Sen ator Mark A. Hanna is the Republi can candidate for Senator. All the party leaders on both sides were in terested, and contributed directly and indirectly to the organised efforts of the canvass." CAR OF COTTON ON FIRE- Three Tramps Smoking Cigarettes Was the Cause. A car load of compressed cotton shipped from Atlanta and consigned to K. N. Dunning Company of New Bedford, Mass. was discovered to be on Are at the Southern depot Satur day morning. The yard hands we je called into service and the contents of the car were thrown out. When the fire was discovered the door of the car was opened and one white man and two negro boys popped out. It is though that the cotton caught from a cigar or cigarette. The police made no arrest. The loss will not amount to very much as the fire was put out before it gained much head way. Newly Appointed Trustees M erf. Architect Frank P. Milburn re turned Friday morning from Mor ganton, where he wentt9 submit de signs for the new addition to the State school for the deaf and dumb. The newly appointed trustees met thsre Thursday, and one of the lead ing members of the old board went clear to Morganton and did not find until he arrived there that he had been displaced. Several of the old trustees, and three new ones have been appointed. .wo Visited the ConvIetCampi. Road Commissioners Alexander and McDonald are inspecting the convict camps and the public roads m 1 ney vieitea tna camp at L.ittie s Tuesday morning,and that afternoon visi'ed the Moore camp. They have taken formal charge of the convicts and road;, it is said ill . m tnat no changes in the force are contemplated for the present. Maaleale at Dixfe. MiES Mary Davis, teacher of run sie at Dixie High School, eight miles west of Charlotte, gavt a mueicale Friday night,in which all the pupils took part. A large crowd was pres ent ana all enjoyed the entertain ment. ihe school will close the present term the last of Slay. The session has been quite successful. Mnllen Back From Washington. Mr. J. W. Mullen, one of the can didates for the postoffice, returned from Washington Saturday night He thinks his chances are very good and also thinks that Clanton will get the mint. Mr. Mullen says that he had a nice time, and that Senator Pritchard would not name the men for these two offices for some time yet. Want the Matthew Potofflce. Among the applicants for the Matthews postoffice are: Messrs. Sam Williamson and Wilson Flow, and they are said to be conducting a warm campaign for the place. Capt. Sam Smith, the present postmaster, will have more than a year to serve, if President McKinley adheres to the four-year rule regard ing fourth class pestmaster. Judgment Cost e.G0.1 Saturday in Squire Maxwell's court R. W. Elliott sued John P. Hunter for a store account of $8.3& Mr. Hunter urged a counter claim. Mr. Elliott was awarded judgment for $2.15. The costs in the case amounted to $6.60, about the amount involved in the suit. cornet's New Corporals At the meeting of the Hornet's Nest Riflemen Tnesday a competi tive drill by the company for non commissioned offices was held. II. J. Hirshinger, S. B. Alexander, Jr., Charles Timmons and Will Edwards were elected corporals. Protracted Meeting at Plaevllla. Rev Mr. Little, of Union county, has pitched his tent in Pineville, and will for the next ten days conduct a series of meetings there. Mr. Little has had splendid success at other points. His meetings began Sunday. Meeklenbars; Preebytery to Meet at Gas tonia. Mecklenburg Presbytery meets at Gastonia on Friday, April the 9 th. A number of Charlotte people will go oyer to Attend the session. GREAT DEMOCRATIC 31.. 'Brief Glimpses of the General News. . Governor W. T. Thornton has tel- egraphed his rrsignation as governor of Kew Mexico. inVn t. Snntr fnr nine vears su- peiintendent of the poor of Genesee, N. Y., is charged with a shortage of 20,000. r Bailey O'Keefe, son of Eugene O'Keefe, the millionaire brewer, of Toronto, attempted suicide in that r?tv hv takinsr morphine. The elections for mayor of Chicago hpr of other larsre cities TCincr Humbert in the speech fnm fho thmno tit the oDeninsf of the Italian parliament yesterday, said the accord of the powers on the eastern question tended to preserve peace and prevent massacres &f fnntrfial- Canada, three men were killed by asphyxiation yester f. Dnw'a brewerv. Thev were cleaning a beer tun and were over come by the carboaic acid gas which had collected at the bottom. Mrs Eugenia A. VV. Ross, whose father was a cousin of John C. Cal houn, the South Carolina statesman, is claimant in a New York court for the millions of William H. King, who died in an insane asylum in Providence, R. I. The commissioner of internal revenue has made a decision that all retail dealers who mix distilled spirits with other materials in the manufacture of "cock tans," -rocK and rye and "rock nd gin. or similar compounds (evrii though the quantity is leBS than five gallons at a time), must pay special tax in the sum of $100 as rectifiers in case they put these compounds on sale by the pint or quart or larger packages and keep the same on their shelves or in stock, readv for delivery to , rf ST customers. Isaac B Allen, negro membeT of the Governor's Council of Massa chusetts, attended the reception civen the Legislature and State officers bv ov. and Mrs. Wolcett The reception was also' attended by a colored member of the Legislature, and his wife. There was absolutely no distinction visible m the treat ment of these members of another race from that accorded the other sruests. Miss Emily Thome Chamberlin, a daughter of the late John Chini berlin. of hotel fame, is about to enter a comic opera company. E. S. Dean & Co., of New York, large dealers in stocks and bonds, has gone under, as a result of the withdrawal of the ticker service of the stock exchange. " Bryan and Sewall Club3 of New York have organized the Progres sive Democratic league of that city. At Charleston, W. Va., the trial of Annie L'ghtand Malissaand Vir ginie Nunly, charged with murder ing Mjrtie Eggleston, a cousin of Mrs. Light, is in progress Virginie Nunly is only 15 years old. -Owing to the atrocious character of the crime the case attracts great atten tion. There is no change in the Ken tucky. Senatorial situation. - - Foreign Notes of Interest. The Venezuelan Congress ratified the treaty with Great Britain pro viding for settling the Guiana boundary by arbitration. Mr. Thomas F. Bayard, United States ambassador at London, will sail for home May 8. The London Westminster Gazette says the Rev. Father Smullen, the priest to whom Miss Isabella Mur phy, of San Francieco, bequeathed her fortune, ha3 declined to accept the money and the dispute over the lady's will will be amicably settled. ii. moD 01 cooues engaged in an anti-foreign demonstration in Shang hai, China. Marines were landed to as-iet the authorities in maintain ing ord -r. Mrs YYiiiiani Cammell. of Provi dence. K I , di d in London from the tff c"s of a nuh passage acroBS the British channel. Twelve prominent ex-members of the French Parliament are involved in fresh inquiries iuto the canal scandals. Pa. ama The voluntary schools li!l passed its third reading in the British House of Lords. 1 he cabinet of Chili has resigned, owing to disagreements w;th Presi dent Errezurio. .Whistler, the noted artisr, was a wituess in tbe libel suit of Joseph Pennell against the London Satur day Review, and 'kept tbe court in a roar of laughter by his amusing answers." Foreign Items ! I itertst. Ramsay, the American sai'or, who was arrested in Pern, and whf.(? dis charge was demanded by tbe United States government, h.is "been releas ed. The German Reichttag passed the third reading of the centrist motion in favor of the complete abrogation of the Jesuit exclnsion law. The Paris Gaulois reports that the Pope intends to intervene, with a view to effecting a peaceful settle ment of the Cretan difficulty. Basih-Bazouks who attacked Cre tans who left the Akrotiri peninsula under protection of the powers have been disarmed. Thousands of coolies are rioting against foreigners in Shanghai. Mrs. Nobles, who murdered her hnstand at Jefferson ville, Ga., has for the fourth time been sentenced to death, and will be hanged April 23. Ex-Congressman Findlay is a can didate to sucoeed Senator Gorman in Maryland. Something to Know. It maybe worth something to know that the verj best medicine for restoring the tired ou. nervous system to a healthy vigor is r lectric Bitters. This medicine is purely vegetab.e acts by siring tone to the nerve centres in the stomach g ntly stimulates tbe Liver and Kidneys and aids these organs in throwing off impurities in the b'ood. Electric Bit ters improvee the appetite, aids diges tion, and is pronounced by those who have tried it aa the very beat blood puri fier acd nerve tonic. Try it. Sold for SOc or U per bottle at Jtarwcll and Psum'e Drag Store. 3 A BIG FRESHET. STREAMS ALL FAR OUT OF THEIR BANKS. Several Bridges Washed A way-Track In the Southern Railway iraru Washed Out. Sunday night's rain, added to the already superabundant moisture in the earth, has caused one of the most sudden aud severe freshets this known for several years. The rain poured down in torrents for hours, and the precipitation was about as great as has ever been seen hero fnr the same number of hours. - Several bridges in the county have ashed awav. but traffic will kor.uT tin intprrnDted loneer than uaiuij - 1 rf or Moat of the trains are late, the 1p1v heinff caused by high water, and there is aanffer Ol waun-uuio. J . . r . The road bridges m this county ar better now than ever Deiore, or w a they would not have withstood the almost unprecedented rains. A gentleman from bhaon reports Brier Creek very high, all out of its banks. Deputy Sheriff Johnson reports that Long Creek is higher mis morning than ic nas Deeu iu ngun yeart ; t he water on each side of the abutments at the bridge on the Ros- well's Ferry road is hi&h enough to a swim a norse. Su?ar Creek at the west end of Trade street was very high today. The bridge at the water-worKB over Sugar Creek on the east side was washed away h-st night It would have been carried clear down the creek, had it not lodged in a tree a short distance below the bridge. The Seventh street bridge was in imminent danger of being washed away this morning; a force ot hands was imt at work driving stakes at " w the abutments to hold it in place. People coming in from different narts of the county report all streams out of their banks, and lit tle branches that almost dry up in summer are running like creeks. The culvert on Smith street be- tween Tenth and Eleventh overflow ed and it was a regular "inland sea1 in that locality this morning. SIDE TRACK WASHED OUT. About fifteen feet of the side track leading from the round house of the Southern railway to the main line was washed out last night during the storm. The water dammed up beside the track and gradually worked its way through the bank of earth. Branch Line to Piedmont and Pelzer. The Seaboard Air Line will in all probability build a branch line from some point on the Georgia, Carolina & Northern to the Pelzer and Pied mont mills. It is said that the citi zens of Laurens are very anxious for the branch to come through their town. An effort will be made to get the Seaboard to do this. The business of these two mills is enor mous and the mills are anxious for competition. s In Pittsburg, Pa, yesterday a bridge collapsed and a freight train fell fifty feet. Two of the crew were killed. Colii8 P. Huntington, in an inter view in San Francisco, said he was considering the plan of aiding in the establishment of an ordnance plant at Newport News, Va. NEW YORK COTTON. Nw Yobx, Apl 7, 1897. COTTON MIDDLING. Futures closed steady High Low Close January ' 8 VI 0 85 6 86 87 February 0 00 0 00 0 00 00 March 0 00 , 0 00 0 00 00 April 0 00 0 00 0 93 7c May 7 03 7 03 7 L3 04 June 7 12 7 05 7 08 July 7 18 7 12 7 12 18 August 7 19 6 13 7 U Septemtar C 66 6 83 C 81 93 October 6 84 6 8 6 19 80 November 6 85 6 8 8 ',9 80 December 6 88 6 83 6 82 83 Sales today 86 9 X) Naw York, Apl 7 No quotations on Stocks today STOCKS Close STOCKS NY B O KTQ St P MoP ASR Ciost 99 7 72i 110 C Q JC Maa U H NPQ LN 78f 83t lOi 35 45J LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET Liverpool, Apl 7 -4 p m Middlings 4 1-33 Sales 10,000 Closed auiet J anuary 4uid February February and March March and April April and May May and June J une and Jujy July and August Augrjsl and September September and Octoter October and November November and December December and January 0 00 00 0 00 00 0 00 00 8 63 8 S 6i 63 S 63 63 8 62 3 8 60 61 3 55 s 8 49 50 47 48 8 4i s CHICAGO GRAIN AND TRODtiCE OHlCAJO, Apl 7 WHEAT-May CORN May OATS Mav 65; 8.. 7 4.05 4 43 July July July July July July 6i 17 8.15 4.15 4.45 HPORK Mav LARD May RIBS May vffT, COTTOK AW -ra I. Middling fair 8trict good middline -" Good middling 8 I Strict middling V.J Middling f Low middling 5 J City receipts up to 8 o'clook id ale. "CHARLOTTE PRODUCE MARK. (FT Corrected Apl 7. 1887. EXTRA FTUR -L Sac! FAMILY - ts? -.8.00 COSN 2.852.52 potatoes w .--rrwsS LARD N. ca'nr-" e CHICKENS; " 6007 BUTTER..;"": 2 r, tM,M ,M,J, Newsy Notes of the National Capital. Senator Cnllom has introdne . anti-scalping bill substantially ;! merce committee in the last Con gress. The republican members of ways and means committee of the house have gone on an excursion tn ueny&uurg- "Defeated candidate for the Pre. sidency though he may be, there caa be no doubt of the great popnW interest which still attaches to the movements of William J. Bryan says the Washington Post Xhe mere announcement in The Postyeg terday morning that Mr. Bryan would appear in the Supreme Court to a-gue a case attracted the largest throng ever assembled in the' court room." The efforts to force the house to proceed with general legislation promise not to be effective, sayg the star. Quite a flurry was occasioned vm. terday by a resolution from thene senator from South Carolina, Mr. Earle, providing that at a stated hour tomorrow the Senate shall rm- ceed "to reorganize the committor and fill all vacancies thereon." The resolution went . over until to. day,. . . .... Minister Hatch, of Hawaii, and Mr. Thurston, the special represen tative from that country, were via. tors m the diplomatic gallery of the Senate yesterday. The senate without a negatiie vote, passed the Allen resolution protesting against the proposed mur der 0! General Kius Rivera by the Spanish auinonties. Looking at v kleubnrs's Roads. Messrs. J. S. Bennett, W. B. Rickey, and L. A. Langston, of Laniens, b. U., who have been here inspecting the Mecklenburg system oe read improvement, left for home Fii h y uorning.They expressed then. iives greatly pleased with the roadi and the methods of road-making. Me srs. J. E. Laury and Samnel McHae, of Yorkville, are today it the Arlington; they are here for the purpose of looking at our roads and considering the purchase of road machinery like that in use here. 11 . B III II At Brighton, near Norfolk, Va., a widow had to give up her home, be ing unable to pay for it; her young sons, out of revenge burned tha house. The Grandest Remedy. Mr R. . Greeve, merchaut. of Chil howie, Va., certifies 'hat he had con sumptii d, was given up to die. soughttll medical treatment l hat money could pro cure,' tried ail cough remedies he could hear of, but got no rel ef; spett nunr nights pitting up in a chair; was induced to try Dr- King's New Discovery, and was curtd by use of two buttles, f or pasi ihiee years has been attending to business, ai-d siysDr King's New D covery is the grandest remedy ever made, as it has done so much for him and also for others in his community. Dr. Kiu's 'ew Discovery is guaranteed lorC -ngbs, Tolds and Consumption. It don't f.-ii. Trial I utiles free at RurweB and Dunn's Drua; Store. 2 ANDREWS. FURNITURE- If you heed furniture you cannot afford to fail to see tbe immetW slock 1 am -now opening. 1 gathered in tbe bargairtsfrom bank" rupt manufacturers all orer IM country. I have what you w"1 atprices that no one can duplicate I have a lot of odd Beds, Bureaui, Chairs, Rockers, Etc., (one or t of a kind), some damaged Blig&W some stock worn that will ell half their value. A grand oppor tunity to buy cheap and make your borne comfortable and beautiful. PIANOS AND ORGANS. - Buy an instrument that sound" right. Wears a life time and " which the price is right. We band' only the best grades direct from tfii makers and wo truaranieo tne and Q:iii.!itr. and stand ready to mako irood at unv time our tuar- antee. pianos lkin r mi ft ffnrH to buV vour or organs from email leIerJ ents and run tbo ri;-k of get' and irf. and then ptf e o . a higher price than nign instrument a &rfl hold bv a grad reliaDi dealer. We claim to know some- t.hinor itinut miioingnH ftboUl l06tW ments. We are opposed to handlmj worthless and inferior instrument even to make sales. If you will g1' us your confidence we gve J your money's worth every ti'De- BICYCLES! BICYCLES! The Bicycle is the great AmencM sport to-day. It is healtbfu,..P,5J a : . . , tn II n fnr for isn ' to pay ja.uu oriv" uu " name. n!ta An a Vipvrle. (rninir tn inonnnnlA a crreat cut t the price of high grade bicye lea tn .1 . .ii l. l a .iinver tbi country. 26in. youth's wheel VHK.I" t n r r nriii nn nuaru ai - ... rrea.L Windsor wheel, tbe highest grade wheel on earth, $62.50 f3 a cava W nul WU -. - .j E. M. ANDREWS, ks fw- J , I 1 . .i:1'- "71 .J ; n 16 h 13. Weet Trade St.